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The Stein Salon Library – Introduction

This project was made for a course in the University College Dublin Master’s in Library and Information Systems in collaboration with Robert Alfis, John Kiely, Dermot O’Leary, and Patrick Thompson.


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The Stein Salon Library is a collection that brings together research and reference resources on writers and visual artists who all have one main thing in common – they attended Gertrude Stein’s legendary soirées at 27 rue de Fleurus in Paris, France. Loosely inspired by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, the collection aims to aid further research into these intellectual gatherings and the lives and work of the individuals involved. The roll call of attendees reads as a veritable Who’s Who of modernism in the early twentieth century. These include :

  • Pablo Picasso (artist)
  • Ernest Hemingway (writer)
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald (writer)
  • Salvador Dali (artist)
  • Henri Matisse (artist)
  • Francis Picabia (artist)
  • Juan Gris (artist)
  • Ezra Pound (poet)
  • James Joyce (writer)
  • Man Ray (artist)
  • T.S Eliot (writer)
  • Guillaume Apollinaire (poet)
  • Georges Braque (artist)
  • André Derain (artist)
  • Henri Rousseau (artist)
  • Sinclair Lewis (writer)
  • Thornton Wilder (writer)
  • Sherwood Anderson (writer)
  • Francis Cyril Rose (artist)
  • René Crevel (writer)
  • Élisabeth de Gramont (writer)
  • Claribel Cone (art collector)
  • Mildred Aldrich (journalist and writer)
  • Carl Van Vechten (writer and artistic photographer)
  • Max Jacob (poet)
  • Marie Laurencin (artist)
  • Joseph Stella (artist)

This presentation gives only a flavour of the type of material in the collection covering as it does just the first four names on this list as well the hostess herself, Gertrude Stein.



Wikipedia – 27 rue de Fleurus (n.d.) Retrieved from


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